MONOGATARI Contest! Cosplay! Fan Art! Enter October 4-November 17!

Did you hear our announcement of MONOGATARI artist VOFAN’s visit to the U.S. during Anime NYC (November 15-17)? To help celebrate this rare appearance by the Taiwanese master illustrator and publication of his forthcoming Colorful Dreams artbook, we’re hosting a special MONOGATARI Contest!

And guess what?! None other than VOFAN himself will be the judge of the contest! Plus we’ve got some pretty sweet prizes, courtesy of our friends at Kinokuniya USA and XP-Pen! 

Entry Period: October 4-November 17, 2019

You can show your love and creativity for MONOGATARI in 3 ways:

Category 1: Fan Art

Email your fan art and brief description to contest@kodanshacomics.com  or post your entry to Twitter or Instagram by November 17. Be sure to tag us and include the hashtag #MONOGATARIContest to make sure we see your entry!

Grand Prize (1)

Runners-up (2)

Category 2: Cosplay

Email a photo of you in cosplay as one of MONOGATARI characters and brief description to contest@kodanshacomics.com  or post your entry to Twitter or Instagram by November 17. Be sure to tag us and include the hashtag #MONOGATARIContest to make sure we see your entry!

Grand Prize (1):

Runners up (2): 

Category 3: Anime NYC Cosplay Contest

Going to Anime NYC? Cosplay as one of MONOGATARI characters and swing by the Vertical booth (Booth #1617) on Sunday, November 17 at Noon! We’ll have VOFAN as an honorary judge, plus we’ll have special prizes for contest winners onsite!

Grand Prize (1):

Runners up (2): 

Bring out your creative monsters within! 

Sankarea Contest Winners

Here are the winners from our Sankarea Contest! We had a lot of good entries this time, so it was tough narrowing it down. After looking at all the entries, we decided on these categories:

Grand Prize – Angelica
The overall winner was Angelica, with her fabulous Sankarea cake! We especially loved the hydrangea cupcakes and the little Bub!

Grand Prize Final

Continue reading “Sankarea Contest Winners”

When Romance and the Undead Collide!

Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
I eat brains
And I want yours, too!

Zombies and love stories go hand in hand, don’t they? Here at Kodansha, we sure think so! To celebrate the release of our new series SANKAREA, we’re holding a contest to celebrate undead love! The rules are simple: please submit something to us that you think combines both the aspects of DEATH and ROMANCE. The sky’s the limit here, and the more creative you get, the better! You could submit:

  • -A ghastly love letter
  • -A romantic undead ballad
  • -A poem written to (or by) an undead lover
  • -Fanart for Sankarea
  • -A Sankarea cosplay photo
  • -A Sankarea cosplay SKIT (gettin’ fancy, aren’t we?)
  • -Zombie cupcakes (in love) (please someone do this!)
  • -Something even MORE awesome that you come up with!

One grand prize winner will receive a Sankarea pillow (complete with guts inside that you can pull out and play with!) and a copy of Sankarea volume 1! Honorable mentions will receive a copy of volume 1.

Sankarea Contest 1Sankarea Contest 2

 

You can submit your entries as a comment on this post or email them to kodanshacomics@randomhouse.com. Entries are due by Sankarea 1's release date– June 11th!